Right Rev. Stephen Bosomtwe Ayensu, the superintendent minister of the Dzorwulu Circuit of the Methodist Church of Ghana, has urged the citizenry to laud the president over his approach towards the fight against corruption.

He explained that the president had shown he was committed, dedicated and determined to the fight against corruption and it does not matter the number of scandals recorded, rather the approach in dealing with them was the most important, the Ghanaian Times reported Sept. 21.

Commenting on the dismissal of the Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority and his two deputies and the suspension of the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority, Ayensu noted that “corruption is a canker that must be dealt with, a courageous leader is needed to do that, I believe the government has put in place measures to deal with them.”

“The president when he campaigned in 2016, campaigned on dealing with corruption and from what he has done so far, I can say he has done his best, he hates corruption and has done something to show he is against the canker,” Ayensu said. “Some of the appointees are performing well and from my assessment, I believe some of them — including the Minister of Railways Development, Joe Ghartey, Minister of Food and Agriculture, Owusu Afriyie Akoto and the Minister of Sanitation, Cecilia Abena Dapaah — are doing marvelously well to transform their various sectors and the country.

“President Nana Akufo-Addo has said he has done his best in the fight against the canker and he needs our support and assistance to sustain the fight, we must help him to succeed since the fight against corruption cannot be won overnight but with political will it can be won,” he said. “So far, actions taken by his administration in dealing with alleged acts of corruption and much of the narrative he has outlined, were unheard of in times past, the days when the ‘’punishment” of erring public officials was their relocation to the presidency are over.”

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